IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 119: Sharing Books, Sharing Memories: Book Fragments Illuminating Inter-European Connections

Monday 2 July 2018, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:National Library of Finland, Helsinki
Organiser:Sara Ellis Nilsson, Historical Studies, Department of Society, Culture & Identity, Malmö University
Moderator/Chair:Jaakko Tahkokallio, National Library of Finland, Helsinki
Paper 119-aFrom Paris to Nidaros: French Books in Medieval Norway
(Language: English)
Synnøve Myking, Institutt for lingvistiske, litterære og estetiske studier, Universitetet i Bergen
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Language and Literature - Other, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 119-bThe Use of English Liturgical Texts in Sweden and Finland
(Language: English)
Olli-Pekka Kasurinen, Department of Philosophy, History, Culture & Art Studies, University of Helsinki
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Liturgy, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 119-cEuropean Book Fragments in Norway: Embracing Chaos in Research Methods
(Language: English)
Åslaug Ommundsen, Institutt for lingvistiske, litterære og estetiske studier, Universitetet i Bergen
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Abstract

In the study of medieval book culture, fragments are a valuable resource for tracing medieval networks, including illuminating the spread of ideas and liturgical practices. The first paper will explore which books came to Norway from France. The second paper will address the surviving imported English liturgical texts in the Finnish fragment collections and their adaptation for local use. The final paper will address the many uncertainties and practical questions that arise related to the dismembering process that in turn affect the conclusions we can make about a fragment’s (or book’s) journey – shaping our collective memory of the medieval.